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Community Calendar Sept. 25 – Oct. 1, 2015, 2015

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FRIDAY Sept. 25

Computer Class

The Octavia Fellin Public Library is offering a free intermediate Microsoft Word (2010) computer training class from 2 - 4 pm at 115 W. Hill Ave. Class size is limited to 10 participants per session. Registration is required at the front desk call (505) 863-1291; or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Drop-in Films

Tonight’s feature: Cinderella (2015). Starts 4 pm. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec. All ages.

Movie: Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation PG-13. Starts at 5 pm. El Morro Theater, 207 West Coal Ave. Rated PG-13.

Live Music

10 Minute Max, Vocal Duo to perform 8 - 10 pm at Coal Street Pub, 303 W, Coal Ave. For more information please call (505) 722-0117.

SATURDAY Sept. 26

Saturday Stories

Start your Saturday mornings off right with an interactive story time for children of all ages and their families. Each week will feature songs as well as books, at least one puppet story, and include a short craft or activity at the end. Starts 10:30 am, Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec. Activity: Moon and Stars

Praise and Worship

Annual healing and praise camp meeting with Evangelist Beverly Benton, from Phoenix, AZ. Prayer requests are available. Special guest singers will attend. Begins at 11: 30 am. For information please call Betta (505) 409-6221. Chamber of Commerce, 106 W Highway 66.

Strange but true Tales of New Mexico

Mary Mortensen-Diecker will be presenting her collection of strange, but true tales from New Mexico. This is part of our Latino American programming. Latino Americans: 500 Years of History has been made possible through a grant from the Nation Endowments for the Humanities and the American Library Association. For more information please contact Markos Chavez at (505) 863-1291. Starts at 2 pm, at the Main Branch, 115 West Hill Ave.

Community Coffeehouse

Join us for a free Community Coffeehouse, from 6:30 - 9 pm. There will be musicians, poets, storytellers, jugglers, court jesters, Knights of the Round Table. Please call (505) 722-7206 to sign up and share your talents. Not a performer? Just show up for a night of fun, friendship, and free refreshments. Location: The Church of the Holy Spirit, 1334 Country Club Drive. For more information please contact (505)-863-4695.

Open-Mic-Night

Open-Mic-Night for local talent to perform 7- 9 pm at Coal Street Pub, 303 W, Coal Ave. (505) 722-0117.

SUNDAY Sept. 27

Town Hall Meeting

Gallup-McKinley County Schools will be hosting the following event for the public. Impact Aid Public Hearing and Town Hall Meeting from 2 - 4 pm in the Tohatchi High school cafeteria. Public Hearing: 2 - 3 pm. Town Hall Meeting: 3 - 4 pm for the following chapters. Food will be served. For information contact state Rep. Wonda Johnson, D-Church Rock at (505) 721-1044. Location: 491 Cougar Trail, Tohatchi, NM 87325.

Church of the Holy Spirit

Bring your beloved animal (on leash/lead or in a container) and join us as we celebrate, early, the Feast Day of St. Francis with Evensong. Blessing for all animals and refreshments together. Begins at 4 pm. Location: The Church of the Holy Spirit, 1334 Country Club Drive. For more information please contact (505) 863-4695.

Overeaters Anonymous

Meetings every Sunday at 6 pm, First United Methodist Church, 1800 Red Rock Dr., corner of Nizhoni/Red Rock. Enter northwest corner off Nizhoni; Library room.

MONDAY Sept. 28

Computer Training

The Octavia Fellin Public Library is offering free intermediate Microsoft PowerPoint computer class from 5:30 -7:30 pm at 115 W. Hill. Class size is limited to 10 participants per session. Registration is required. You can register at the library Front Desk, call (505) 863-1291, or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

TUESDAY Sept. 29

Board of Commissioners

McKinley County Board of Commissioners meets at 9 am. Agendas are available 72 hours prior to the meeting and available at the County Clerk’s or County Manager’s offices. The meeting will be held on the third floor of the County Courthouse building, 207 West Hill Street, Gallup. (505) 722-3868.

Community Providers Meeting

The purpose of this meeting is to create an opportunity for all of our agencies, businesses and providers to connect with each other so we can create and access local resources for our clients and for other professionals in the community.  No RSVP required. Noon - 1 pm at Sammy C’s, 107 W. Coal Ave. Contact Erika Baxter: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (505) 722-4391 ext. 107.

Teen Cafe

A place for middle schoolers to hang out and make crafts, design, build, experiment, watch movies, or play video games (Ages 11-14). Starts 4 pm. Design: 3D Comics.

Singer Jill Cohn

Songstress Jill Cohn will present a free concert at the Library. Cohn’s songs pay homage to the likes of Joni Mitchell, Sarah McLaughlan, and Counting Crows. Contact the library for more information (505) 863-1291 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Begins at 6 pm. Location at the main branch, 115 W. Hill Ave.

WEDNESDAY Sept. 30

Toddler Time

An active and energetic program for toddlers (2 - 4), featuring music, movement, rhythm, and stories. Starts at 10:30 am, Children’s Branch, 200 West, Aztec.

Maker’s Club

A club for kids interested in science, math, building, and inventing (Ages 7 and up).  Each week will feature a different challenge, project, or experiment. Starts 4 pm. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec. This Week: Toppling Dominoes

September Film Series

The library hosts the September film series, popcorn provided. Begins at 5:30 pm. For more information contact (505) 863-1291. Location at the Main Branch 115 W. Film: Chappie

City of Gallup

Meet with Councilor Linda Garcia, District 1, share your ideas, compliments, and complaints at the monthly Northside Neighborhood Association. Meeting starts at 6:30 pm at the Northside Senior Center, 607 N Fourth. For more information contact (505) 879-4176.

Open-Mic-Night

Local talent takes center stage from 8 - 10 pm at Coal Street Pub, 303 West Coal Ave. (505) 722-0117.

THURSDAY Oct. 1

Crafty Kids

Fun crafts for the whole family (all ages). Starts at 4 pm. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec. This Week: Fall Tree Painting

Latino Americans Documentary Viewing with Scholar

The library will hold a viewing of the Latino Americans Documentary, as seem on PBS, and a discussion led by local scholar John Lewis Taylor. There will be an open viewing of Episode 5: Prejudice and Pride, which focuses on Latin Americans’ development of a cultural identity. For more information call the library at (505) 863-1291 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it at the Main Branch 115 W. Hill.

ONGOING

Quilting Group

Come on down and join our quilting group. We have quilting bees every Tuesday from 9 am – 2:30 pm, and Thursday from 9 am – 2:30 pm. For more information please contact Virginia Gustafson (505) 879-3001. Located by the Playground of Dreams and Harold Runnels Center in the Larry Brian Mitchell Recreation Center, at 705 Montoya Blvd.

Historias de Gallup

The library is collecting oral histories from people in the community. Historias de Gallup will focus on Hispanic History in the area and stories that will give listeners a picture of Gallup in the past. For more information, please call If you would like to contribute an oral story please contact M.E. Pellington (505) 863- 1291, or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , at the Main Branch at 115 W. Hill.

Community Pantry

The Hope Garden is offering organic produce for sale from 10 am - 12 pm, Tue - Fri. We are located at 1130 E. Hasler Valley Rd. All funds go to helping feed local folks. For personal attention call (505) 726-8068 or when visiting ask for Kenworth Jones.

First Indian Baptist Church

Monday Night Back to Basics Bible Class, Red Hills Trailer Park recreation center 7 pm; Tuesday Family Bible Study FIBC 501 S. 3rd St., 6 pm; Sunday Worship and Prayer at FIBC 501 S. 3rd, 10:30 am. Contact: Pastor Robert Fontenot (505) 906-2808 / This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it / www.fibcgallup.weebly.com

Gallup Sustainable Gallup Board

The City of Gallup’s Sustainable Gallup Board meets on the first Monday each month from 3 - 5 pm in the Mayor’s Conference Room at City Hall. Community members concerned about conservation, energy, water, recycling, and other environmental issues are welcome. Call Bill Bright at (505) 722-0039 for information, 404 West Maxwell, Ave.

Gallup Solar Meetings

Interested in learning more about solar energy? Come to a Gallup Solar meeting, held the first three Wednesdays of the month from 6 - 8 pm, East Logan Ave. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (505) 726-2497.

Habitat for Humanity

Yard Sale fundraisers are open 9 to noon every Saturday on Warehouse Lane off of Allison Road. If you have household items to donate or wish to volunteer on construction, call Bill Bright at (505) 722-4226.

SAVE THE DATE

Miyamura Book Signing

Three war heroes, featuring local Medal of Honor recipient Hershey Miyamura, will hold a book signing Oct. 10 from 9 am - Noon at Miyamura High School, 680 Boardman Dr, Gallup. Miyamura is celebrating the release of the second edition of his book “Forged Fire.” Vincent Okamoto and Joe Annello will also be signing books that can be purchased at the event.

Humane Society Fundraiser

Gallup-McKinley County Humane Society holds its Great Gatsby Bow Meow Gala: Dinner & Dance Oct. 17 at Red Rock Park Auditorium. Comedians James & Ernie will serve as the Masters of Ceremonies. Cocktail hour is from 6 - 7 pm and dinner from 7:30 - 8 pm. There will be a live auction and games to win prizes. Tickets sold at GMHS: (505) 726-1453 or Mystique Salon and Day Spa: (505) 722-9566.

Recycled Arts & Crafts Fair

In celebration of America Recycles Day the McKinley Citizens’ Recycling Council will sponsor Recycling Arts & Crafts Fair & Recycling Jamboree, Oct. 31, from 9 am -3 pm. The event will be held at the Gallup Community Service Center, 410 Bataan Veterans Street (Old Bingo Hall), across from the Community Pantry. To reserve a table please contact Betty (505) 722-9257.

Rio West Mall Events

Oct. 3:   UNM-GALLUP “Building a Community of Learning” 12 pm - 4pm

Oct. 9:    Fall Student Job Fair 12 - 4pm, Rio West Mall Center Court

Oct. 17:  Halloween Carnival 10 am -2 pm, Rio West Mall Center Court

Oct. 29:  Pet Costume Contest 7 pm, Rio West Mall Center Court

Oct. 30:  Kids Costume Contest 6 pm, Rio West Mall Center Court

Pumpkin Carving Contest 7 pm, Rio West Mall Center Court

Oct. 31:  Mall Trick or Treat 3 pm - 6 pm, Rio West Mall Center Court, while supplies last

St. Francis Fiesta!

Sunday, Oct. 4. Mass at 10 am, Fiesta 11 - 5 pm. Games, food, and entertainment. Calcutta raffle starts at 3:30 pm. $10,000 grand prize. 213 W. Wilson Ave, Gallup.